February 19, 2005

Published 12:00 am Monday, February 21, 2005

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Eloise Gaugh Freeman

FAYETTE – Services for Eloise Gaugh Freeman will be at 3 p.m. today at Fayette Methodist Church with the Rev. Calvin Cosnahan officiating. Burial will be at Fayette Cemetery.

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Eloise Gaugh Freeman died Monday, Feb. 14, 2005, at Franklin County Hospital. She was 87.

Mrs. Freeman was born in Meadville on Oct. 3, 1917, the daughter of the late John Powell Gaugh and Leslie Guice Gaugh. She lived most of her life in Jefferson County near Fayette.

She was a member of Fayette Methodist Church, the First Families of Mississippi, the Fayette Garden Club, the James Rex Whitney Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Harvesters Fellowship and was a life member of United Methodist Women. She was a nationally accredited flower show judge.

Mrs. Freeman was preceded in death by her husband, Dumont Sidney Freeman Jr.; a brother, Lynn Shaffie Gaugh; and a sister, LaVelle “Tut” Wilson.

She is survived by two sons, Dumont S. Freeman III of Deltona, Fla., and Hobbs Freeman of Yokena; a brother, James Powell Gaugh of Greenwood; two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Bowling, John Gaugh III, Charlie Mitchell, Joe P. Gay, Bill McCoy and John McHan.

Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Rule, Jimmy Watt, Barry Griffin, Robert Griffin, Dr. Elmo P. Gabbert, Jim Tabor, Walter May, Grover Brown, John Leigh Hyland, Herbert Miller, Robert Torres, Gordon Cotton and Dorethea M. Gholson.

Memorials may be made to the Fayette Cemetery Association, Box 424, Fayette, MS 39069, or to the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry St., Vicksburg, MS 39183.

Ola Wallace Valentine

OMAHA – Services for Ola “BB” Wallace Valentine, formerly of Vicksburg, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Zion Travelers M.B. Church with the Rev. Melvin Bolden officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 1 until 5 p.m. today at Williams Funeral Service.

Mrs. Valentine died Saturday, Feb. 12, 2005, at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was 39.

Mrs. Valentine was preceded in death by her father, Henson Wallace; and her grandparents, John Wesley and Annie Bell Burden.

Survivors include her husband, James Valentine of Vicksburg; her mother and stepfather, Geneva and Charlie McGowan; one brother, James Wallace of Sioux City, Iowa; six sisters, Annie Bell Burden of Portland, Ore., Shirley Burden Smith of Sioux City and Sarah Patel, Darlene Wallace, Doreen Wallace and Tamara Wallace, all of Vicksburg; and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including members of the Burden, Smith and Wallace families of Vicksburg.